Knowledge Series: Emerging Global Issues – Climate Change and Green Growth
Co-sponsored by the GGKP's World Bank team and the Special Envoy for Climate Change, this new knowledge series brings distinguished global scholars to the World Bank to present their views on timely and controversial issues related to climate change and green growth. For information on a specific session, click the corresponding link of the left side of the page.
The next year is critical for moving towards global agreements on environment, sustainability and climate change. Two major meetings will be the focus of attention: the UN Climate Change Conference of Parties in Durban, South Africa (December 2011), and the Rio+20 UN Conference for Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (June 2012).
There are also emerging scientific issues that we need to be aware of, such as changes in regional climate phenomena that are affecting sea ice, monsoons and agricultural productivity. There are mitigation and adaptation technologies being discussed that are not yet available, but with continued changes in our land, water, atmosphere and oceans, may have to become part of our tool box in the near future.
This Knowledge Series informs staff of emerging thinking and innovations on global sustainability issues by bringing world renowned experts - science, policy, socioeconomic - to the World Bank and providing a platform for them to share their knowledge and engage in in-depth discussions with our staff and guests.
The Series will take place roughly once per month from 10:00am to 12:00pm. The sessions will be open to all World Bank staff and invited guests and are designed to provide sufficient time for audience members to raise issues, participate in the discussion, and enhance their knowledge. Remote participation will be facilitated through Adobe Connect.